With apologies to Grant Wood. The head-on poses of this one just reminded me of that well known painting. The same couple as David’s post a minute or two later.
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A7Riv, FE200-600 + 1.4TC @ 823 mm, tripod with ballhead and Sidekick mount, f/10, 1/2000, iso 1250, manual exposure. Processed in LR & PS CC. Cropped to 3482x3023. I cloned out a couple of lily pads in the background that had very dark sections which drew the eye. I also painted over the lighter sections of the two lily pads and their reflections with green sampled from the adjacent portions of the leaves. Taken yesterday at 10:14 am at a local pond.
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A quirky view of this lovely pair. He looks vigilant! I think the work you’ve done to keep our focus on their funny faces worked. The detail in them and the breast feathers is terrific. Our woodies aren’t back yet, but I saw some hoodies yesterday. Soon they’ll be whizzing around the backyard fighting for the hollow tree.
So…how do you like this item? I’ve seen one IRL, but never used one. They’re pricy - a big chunk of a gimbal price. Worth it? Do you also use a gimbal head? Spill it! lol. PM me if you don’t want to clutter your thread. Thanks in advance.